Plebe candidate and family need help

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by cookiecafemom, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. cookiecafemom

    cookiecafemom 5-Year Member

    Mar 26, 2010
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    This was posted on the Parents of 2016 USMMNA facebook:
    Sam May, a Plebe from FL was just diagnosed with T Cell Adult Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, a rare form of Leukemia. Sammy will start chemo therapy treatments as early as tomorrow, and it is unknown at this time how long the treatments will be. Sammy will need to stay in hospital in NY for at least 2 months. A fund is being set up for the family who will have to remain in NY and miss work for an extended period of time.(The Sammy May Fund)
    Please PM myself (Monica Waterbury) or any of the admins if you are interested in donating to the fund and I will give you more details.
    Friends of the family are also putting together several fundraisers for the May family. Stay tuned for more details on those.
    In time, we will be posting a Hospital address where to mail cards and well-wishes.
    Please keep Sam and his family in your prayers as they prepare to embark in this arduous journey. Thank you~
    Motels and food are going to be very expensive. How about the "Kings Point Family" coming forward and offering room and board to this family. It could be for a week, or longer. This is not just talking about love, this is practical love in action. With Parents Associations in the area, Cookie Cafe volunteers, friends in the area, alumni, teachers, administration, and others, I bet two months could be lined up for this family and the plebe candidate. What do you think?
  2. Lynpar

    Lynpar 5-Year Member

    Apr 4, 2010
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    Is the berthing that was formally for Gmats available at all for any length of time?
  3. KP2013dramamama

    KP2013dramamama 5-Year Member

    Jul 11, 2009
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    GMATS is being used by the Reg Cocks.
    There should be a Ronald McDonald House in the NYC area.

    Families can stay there for as little as $10 a night, at least in the Milwaukee Area. I highly recommend the family getting in touch with them. Since our kids where in HS, we volunteered for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinners. It's a great way to give back and be greatful.
  4. tambogo

    tambogo Member

    Jul 22, 2012
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    newbie question

    another newbie question.

    What's the Berthing??
  5. beyond

    beyond KπΣ15' 5-Year Member

    Dec 8, 2010
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    berth (bûrth)
    1. Sufficient space for a ship to maneuver; sea room: kept a clear berth of the reefs.
    2. A space for a ship to dock or anchor: a steamship moored to its berth at the pier.
    a. Employment on a ship: sought an officer's berth in the merchant marine.
    b. A job: a comfortable berth as head of the department.
    a. A built-in bed or bunk, as on a ship or a train.
    b. A place to sleep or stay; accommodations: found a berth in a nearby hotel.
    5. A space where a vehicle can be parked, as for loading.
    v. berthed, berth·ing, berths
    1. To bring (a ship) to a berth.
    2. To provide with a berth.
    To come to a berth; dock.

    Basically, a place to live.

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